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CNN
Apr 10, 2010 4:00pm EDT
by the national black farmers association. they actually won settlement by the usda in the form of $1 billion. however, you talked to the organization, and they say they have still not enjoyed fully that settlement. how closely are you watching that case and are you seeing any parallels in the resolution of your class action suit? >> we are watching it very closely. the problems in the program are similar to those experienced by nature of americans in this some parts of the country and african-americans in other parts of the country. there have been two settlements, a billion dollars over a settlement reached in the '90s and recently another settlement for $1.25 billion that they're trying to get funded on the hill. our case is somewhat in line behind theirs but we welcome their settlements and hope they help us get what is fair for native americans. >> there has been a delay in the settlement of the second $1 billion, national black farmers association are counting on now an extension that congress might indeed deliver on something the president, president obama, has already said he encourag
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 10:00am EDT
stephanie and jo ann emerson to provide 5 cents and usda per meal for the school breakfast program. that is h.r. 4638. we urge the congress to expand the free meal programs gradually over time to make the income guidelines consistent with the income guidelines in the wic program. h.r. 3705 has been introduced to do this, and we support that approach. finally, we ask that you close a major loop hole in the statute which allows funds that you appropriate for school meals to be used for expensive, unrelated to providing those the school meals. there is no provision in the statute or in the regulations that govern what expenses can be reimbursed. furthermore, when a charge is made that we believed to be inappropriate, there is no recourse. there is no appeal process to usda. our suggested amendment is written in the testimony. second, with regard to nutrition integrity, we have a few suggestions. partnership with a first lady michelle obama let's move campaign has admitted to further improving healthy school meals and advancing nutrition, education for american children. i encourage yo
FOX
Apr 18, 2010 4:00am EDT
on u.s. farm report. the never ending story of the 2009 crop prompts another usda recount. anxious farmers propel fieldwork at warp speed and cotton makes a come back in the south. u.s. farm report brought to you by chevy and their award winning cars, trucks and cross overs and by case ih. visit case ih.com for field event sales offers. >>> welcome to u.s. farm report. i'm john. this must be a great time to be an economic bundt. unemployment stays high while the economy is expanding. here in agriculture an explosive stature planting is underway while prices for grains rise. you can reach any conclusion you want. several books will explain this in a few years. right now it is foggy because we are writing history. from what i have read confusion and doubt are two key ingredient for remarkable times. >>> hello everyone. it appears the usda may not be done counting the 2009 corn crop. the ag report may do it in the may 11 crop update. when producers were surveyed there was corn acreage still unharvested in both states. while planting is in the early stages across much of the u.s. corn
FOX
Apr 25, 2010 4:00am EDT
and 6% in nebraska. looking at winter wheat. usda says 69% is good to excellent. 71% in kansas, 61% in texas have thaterating. now it is back to john for crop lodge. grower in bond county, illinois says he finished and in our crop watch a grower in illinois said he finished planting his corn on monday. he said the first 300-acres are up and out of the ground. and a grower from washington says spring wheat seeding is about half completed. some of the early seeded winter wheat was too big for herb iicides so the planes will be used. >>> round table guests this week john, our host. illinois farmer. he is a speaker and also a top producer down there. give us an update on what the market done just this last week. >> we had a very volatile week. we came into the week on monday and corn was down 12 to 18- cents. we are down 12 for the week. for the week we are down around 12 for corn. beans vervolatile. the wheat market managed to gain about a nickel for the week. >> didn't the beans closing up for the week surprise you? >> i think it is but if you look at some of the stuff going on in ch
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 10:30am EDT
that follow the dietary goals. recently usda contracted with the institute of medicine to further look into the dietary guidelines in order to look at the overall problem of reducing childhood obesity. and so currently what we want to be able to do is increase our reimbursement and so that we can go ahead and meet those guidelines. but we need the secretary of agriculture to be given the authority to be able to define those guidelines so we can consistently apply some specific guidelines -- >> how they apply to the school nutrition programs? >> pardon? >> you need the secretary on the authority -- >> how we apply -- >> how it will be compliant? >> how the guidelines for the institute of medicine new recommendations are going to be applied consistently throughout the country. >> okay. and you've landed that on the secretary of -- and you think that's the case? >> we currently -- we currently have meal patterns. but we have new recommendations from the institute of medicine that have been offered through the institute of medicine. and we're needing some additional guidance to be able to
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 11:00am EDT
that schools should offer nondairy milk alternatives that meet standards with usda for kids who can't drink milk or won't drink milk? >> currently, and we can make an operations -- the school nutrition association did an operations report on trends in many planning in the last year. and the majority of school districts are currently offering vegetarian options as a choice in their menu planning. in many cases, some of the vegetarian options, because they're not very popular are more expensive. when we have special diets for our students, some of those substitutions are also higher and so they're more expensive. and all the more reason that additional reimbursement is very helpful in being able to expand those menu options. >> and the second part with regard to milk? >> currently, we offer a variety of milk. and school districts can choose to offer as well milk alternate substitutions. the cost of a comparable milk substitute is probably about 4 or 5 times the price of an 8-ounce carton of milk. and so again, it is more expensive to be able to do that. but many school districts are absorbing
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, as they accumulate, they can impact organs. they can cause organ failure. >> the usda says it cannot set standards on contaminants and drive revenues without involvement from the epa. -- and the food and drug administration. >> i do not think i want that stuff in my body. >> the national cattlemen's beef association said, while the u.s. beef supply is safe by any nations standards, and the incidence of a food safety issue is a concern. the beef industry is constantly looking for ways to improve this system. in the meantime, some people are turning to organic beef. >> i think people should stop looking for deals and by the best they can. >> a usda spokesperson says that agency will implement all the recommendations. president obama appointed of food safety working group to work on issues just like this one. >>> it looks like mexico is welcoming a high-level visitor today, first lady michelle obama. she is spending two days in mexico on her first solo trip abroad. ladyet with mexico's first today. she also stopped by an elementary school to speak with students. she will attend a reception tonight fo
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
start act introduced by representative stephanie and jo ann emerson to provide 5 cents and usda commodities and that is h.r. 4638. we urge the congress to expand the free meal program gradually over time to meet the income guidelines consistent with the income guidelines in the wic program. h.r. 3705 has been introduced to do this and we support that approach. finally we ask that you close a major loophole in the statute which allows funds that appropriate school meals to be used for expenses and unrelated to providing the school meals. there is no provision in the statute or in the regulations that govern what expenses can be reimbursed with this funding. furthermore when a charge is made we believe to be inappropriate there is no recourse. there is no appeal process to the usda. our suggested amendment is written in the testimony. second, with regard to nutrition integrity we have a few suggestions. partnership with first lady michelle obama's let's move campaign committed to further improving health the school meals and advancing nutrition education for americans children. i
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 11:30am EDT
with usda, and, you know, they are looking at some of the paperwork criteria to make it easier for school districts to be able to apply. because when we used is the big application that we had to fill out, it made it more complicated. but the benefits of the healthier u.s. school is bad, not only does it have requirements in the menu planning, which is very key to the healthier schools requirements, but it also has a component for physical activity. and in the first lady's let's move campaign, one of the pillars is school meals, but one of the other pillars is physical activity. and so the healthier u.s. schools is a wonderful, you know, recognition that school districts can achieve that promotes both nutrition and nutrition education and physical activity. and so a wonderful program, and it is going to be, you know, really encouraging more of our members to participate, and are going to be promoting it at our meetings and conferences and publications and everywhere we can. to help school districts. >> i think the other witnesses and i'm sort time doesn't allow for discussion with those e
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 3:30pm EDT
or the usda also coordinates many other programs. most the prominent is school lunch, school breakfast, and summer feeding program. which focused on providing free or discounted lunches for school children during the school year and during the summer. however, other programs provide services such as providing new mothers or expecting mothers with snacks and meals. making sure seniors get the food they need, and making sure kids can eat healthy. all of them focus on eating and eating right. other people have disagreements with these federal programs and think they should be abolished. one disagreement some people have the use of taxpayer money for something most people don't use. they should choose to delay it to a charity or organization. not be forced to do it. another complaint by the think-tank cato institute that the government laws contradict each other. one law makes sure food prices stay high to make sure farmers can make a profit. then we need another program so poor people with afford the high-price food. the solution, according to cato, would be to end both laws and program,
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >> new report finds you may be getting more than you barring infor when you buy beef. usda found traces of pesticides, veterinary drugs and heavy metals in beef products. now experts say chemical residues are a known issue. others like pesticides and metals are environmental and more difficult to prevent. >> the problem is compounding day-to-day because of the way the factory farming is creating more and more problems. >> well, critics of the report said companies do their best to avoid any problems. because of recall would be very costly. >> we're going from the sublime to the ridiculous with the airlines. >> storm clouds gathering over one airline's idea to charge for carry on bags, why the idea may never take off if some lawmakers get their way. >> and toyota takes a consumer report seriously. why it is putting the brakes on a luxury car. >> the vatican under fire again. what xÑ >> millions more americans will very well soon have access to medical coverage under the new health care reform spot. but will they have access to a doctor? right now the u.s. suffers from a severe shortage
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the residents could be carcinogen i can. >> u.s.d.a. spokesperson says the agency will implement all the reports recommendations. >>> tonight the watermain break near the hartford tunnel has been repaired. the main was fixed before 8:00 this morning. 20-inch main broke at 4:30 yesterday afternoon on keith avenue. the main was cut off quickly so water did not flood the nearby 895 avenue. >>> the weather front today no new water coming out of the sky. blue skies. sunny conditions. morning fog that was quick to burn off. look at the satellite imagery. you can see a few clouds in southern maryland. things clearing off this evening. that sets the stage for a cooloff into the night. we are at 61 at bwi marshall. rest of the evening quiet. falling in the 50s. clear skies. cool and pleasant. we'll talk at why we will see much warmer temperatures into the next two days or so coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> cat burglars are supposed to be agile. but this one is clumsy. how long it took him to escape a store after he broke into it. >>> crab is a staple of maryland. we have good news tonight concernin
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of the product -- the residues could cause cancer. >> u.s.d.a. spokesperson said the agency will put in all of the reports recommendations. >>> toyota engineering in japan work around the clock to fix new problem was the new lexus. consumer reports gave it a don't buy rating saying could cause roll over during turns. toyota hopes the magazine will retest it and lift the negative rating. there is no word on a recall but toyota is offering loaner vehicles to anyone who bought one of the suv's. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather radar and maryland's most powerful radar. >> if you thought today was nice you haven't seen anything yet. >> i think so. we need to sort of savor a few of these cool spring days because we know what's coming. soon the heat and humidity. we got a taste of that a few weeks ago. we are warming up. in to the 70s friday. little rain to start the weekend. the second half looking good here. let's give it the details. right now out of pwi. we have 48 degrees right now. that's a cool april night. pressure still very high. 30.44. take a look at day that w
FOX
Apr 13, 2010 10:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: an audit done by the usda says the national residue program for cattle is not accomplishing its mission of monitoring the food supply for harmful residues. mark kennedy is an attorney for the physician's committee for responsible medicine. >> the problem is compounding day-to-day because of the way of the factory farming is creating problems. >> reporter: animal exposures can be controlled. >> there are well established wall periods for veterinary pharmaceuticals. >> reporter: other contaminants are environmental and much more difficult to prevent. >> animals who forage can ingest arsenic, copper, thing out in water streams. >> reporter: cattle producers are using dna testing like dupont's bax system to screen for eco -- e. coli and salmonella. >> systems like this could be adapted to screen for chemicals too. >> reporter: but first epa and fda have to establish acceptable limits for the residues, testing protocols and recall authority. >> frankly, no one is sure who is responsible. and that's got to get sorted out. >> reporter: the report points out gaps. >> don't be overly con
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 1:00pm EDT
usda task forces to improve this program. she has served on the advisory board of the food service marketing institute, the california child and adult roundtable, an california pool -- california food policy. i believe congresswoman chu will introduce the next witness. >> i have the pleasure of introducing one of my constituents, the deputy director of wic in at california. this organization is a nonprofit agency that has been providing services in los angeles and orange county for over 34 years. she oversees wic centers throughout the counties, serving 325,000 clients each month. in my district, she oversees seven locations that serve over 46,000 people. she first joined the public health foundation in 1984. she is a registered dietitian and a member of the national association and the american dietetic association. she is a strong and vocal advocate for breast feeding and help the babies and families. thank you for joining us. i look forward to your testimony. >> our next witness will be lucy gettman. she began her career as an advocacy member for the children's hunger alliance i
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2010 1:00pm EDT
the american dream of home ownership. managed by the usda's rural housing service, the program provides a vital source of mortgage credit in communities of less than 20,000 residents. usda currently guarantees rural home loans with the money that it receives through the appropriations process and the up front fees it collects on loan original nations. historically congress has also sent through the process the statutory limit on the maximum loan commitment authority that the federal government will guarantee. these guarantees deserve the exposure of home lenders to default so they will underwrite more mortgages for low and moderate income families in rural america. in 2009 the 115,000 loans made under the program averaged 112 -- $112,000. the financial crisis, however, has created unprecedented demand for and spiked homeowner interest in the program. as a result, the program has more than tripled in recent years from guaranteeing about $3 billion in 2006 to guaranteeing more than $10 billion at the end of march, 2010. in march, usda notified its state directors and participating lenders in the
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
shoppers pause the next time they're in the meat aisle. for some chemical residues, the usda hasn't even set standards on possible levels of contamination in beef. >> reporter: traces of pesticides, heavy metals, antibiotics, could they be in the meat we're buying? a report by the usda's inspector general said standards are too lax, or in some cases, nonexi nonexiste nonexistent. for example, it says in 2008, a shipment of american beef was turned away by mexico because it contained too much copper. but that same rejected meat could have been sold in the u.s. why? because america has no limit on copper levels in beef. as a result, the report says, meat containing traces of these substances can reach the food supply. consumer advocates say that's a problem. how harmful are some of these substances? >> well, over time they accumulate in the body, they can affect, you know, organs. they can cause organ failure, some of the products -- some of the rescues could be carcinogenic. >> reporter: the usda said it can't set standards without the involvement from the environmental protection agency
NBC
Apr 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
white bread now. i have eaten it. it is good. we have posted a link to the usda where you can build a customized food pyramid for your body type. go to wbaltv.com and click on "as seen on." >> and now, your 11 insta- weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> a beautiful spring day across the region. a live view from skyteam 11. it books at the planes are lined up on the runway ready to take off. -- it looks like planes are lined up on the runway ready to take off. good flying conditions and comfortable temperatures across the region. 740 polland yesterday, 600 today. 611 -- 700 for the pollen count yesterday, 600 today. 611 for the total count. temperatures ranging through the 70's. 73 at sykesville. 73 at randallstown. westbound into the mountains, worn out there too. prospered and -- warm out there, too. it prospered and hand it -- mchenry, in the 70's 2. this is associated with a warm front pressing ofacross parts of pennsylvania and new england. you can see is breaking out across parts of the western ohio valley and parts of pennsylvania. he was the showe
FOX
Apr 4, 2010 4:00am EDT
for the headlines. >> the usda released this much anticipated report this week. for soybeans the agdepartment is calling for 7.8 million acres up one point. for corn it is to come in slightly below many prereport estimates. increases of 300,000 or more are expected. chip offers his instant reaction. >> the increase from a year ago is not as much as what the trade expected. when you look at the impact on the 2010/11 marketing year some analysts are having to back pedal a bit on what they expect soybeans to be. corn acres are up about as much as expected. cotton acre is up more than 1.3 million from a year ago. we are not willing to say cotton is king in the south again. in the plannings report the headline there is march corn is the biggest on record. as a percent of total use we are no where close to a record. bean stocks came in above expectations. that is pointing to a higher than expected 2009/10 soybean carryover. >>> while some regions in east brazil are seeing excelerant yields, our crews visited farms in brazil last month. they learned there are multiple reasons behind a disappointing
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 5:30am EDT
, some the residues could be carcinogenic. >> what a new report from the usda uncovered. >>> just across the mason dixon line there's a frost >>> welcome back. 5:44 now on this wednesday morning. looking a whole lot better, don't have the rain out there like we had yesterday. instead a nice dry scanner on the hd radar is going to be a pretty day once we get past the foggy start this morning. we do have our share of fog and reduced visibility due to the rain that moved through yesterday. even though it was a light rain. we picked up .10 of an inch of rain in most locations. can you see the shower moving off the north carolina coast right now. but the moi's te moisture ladenr around here is allowing the fog and that why we want to tell you with reduced visibility to take it slow. mostly cloudy skies at the inner harbor and the barometer is on the rise. 40 is the dew point. there's a dense fog advisory for the northern part of baltimore county, east harford county, back to the west carroll county as well as howard county, too. this is all until 10:00 this morning. be aware to hang around fo
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 4:25am EDT
by the usda says the national residue program for cattle is not accomplishing its mission of monitoring the food supply for harmful residue. chemical residuess are a known issue. in some cases, animal exposures can be controlled. >> they are well established withdrawal periods for veterinary pharmaceuticals. >> reporter: others like pesticides an metals are environmental and much more difficult to prevent. >> animals that forage out in the open can ingest various minerals, copper, arsenic. >> reporter: already they are using systems to screen for bacterial contaminants. >> food companies regularly test their products. companies are ware of a high cost of recall on their brand. >> reporter: systems like this could be adapted to screen for chemical too. but first, epa and fda have to establish acceptable limits for the residues be testing protocols and recall authority. >> frankly, no one is sure who is responsible. and that has got to get sorted out. >> reporter: he says the report points out this. >> don't be overly concerned about it. don't flip out. >> reporter: he is confident that c
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
to promote growth. >> i believe mr. dingell asked if the u.s., ask you, does usda have the authority to look at animal antibiotics, and i believe you said you didn't know, or what was your answer to that? >> we suggest that i cannot imagine they don't have the authority to do that. there would be no reason why prohibit them. >> do you have the authority to look at animal antibiotics? >> i have the authority but not the mandate. that's not what the mandate of my institute is to look at animal antibiotics and agricultural issues. >> not the mandate what you think you do have the authority but you don't have the mandate? >> it depends on what you mean by a story. if someone comes in with a grant and wants to do that, it's likely he would get referred to a different agency. >> but you believe usda does have the authority? >> i do believe that but i don't know for sure. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> dr. fauci, mr. shimkus and i are of the opinion that you want to answer a question that you couldn't. so what you just answer the question. [laughter] >> just -- is this an extension of my time? >> t
CNN
Apr 24, 2010 8:00am EDT
to the usda, fewer than one-third of public schools met the usda standard for fat. they just barely did in some cases. they're saying on average school lunches had about 34% calories from fat. 11% from saturated fat. that basically means higher than it's supposed to be. not good numbers, and if you think about it, this is just if a kid sits down and eats the lunch that he is given. not every kid does that. some put aside the healthier stuff and eat the worse stuff and even a twinkie. it gets worse. a lot of people are paying attention in this to these derricks not just this report but the new tv show from jamie oliver a celebrity chef going into the school district looking at what kids are eating. he's saying what kids are eating in america is really, really bad. his food revolution. that's what i was really interested in. a statistic called, a private group, school nutrition saying there actually have been significant improvements everyone should know about. virtually all schools in america with these lunches are giving fat-free or low-fat milk. fresh fruit and vegetables. whole grain
CNBC
Apr 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
're long and i think it's going higher. it's trading very well in spite of all the usda planning data that says record crops. so i like the fertilizer names here. i like mosaic. i think today's moves were overdone. i would be a buyer on this move down. their pricing power is coming down. >> but the costs are going up. the costs per ton went up. >> contactually, but you're seeing it getting back. it's more than priced in on the cost side. it hasn't been on the demand side. trading shops with the big banks, they've been riding this rally since the get-go. hedge funds didn't mean the bottom either. when will the individual investor get onboard with the rally. our next investor says this month is the time to shine. joi joi joins us on the fast line. charles, you might think this indicates the retail investor gets in in a big way, that might be signal a market top. >> it might, but they haven't gotten in. when they put a lot of money in, it usually creates a top. we've seen about $5 billion go in the first three days of march, and now we're starting april. and april is one of the strongest
CNBC
Apr 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
well in spite of all the usda planning data that says record crops. so i like the fertilizer names here. i like mosaic. i think today's moves were overdone. i would be a buyer on this move down. their pricing power is coming down. >> but the costs are going up. the cost per ton went up. >> exactly, but you're seeing it getting back. it's more than priced in on the cost side. it hasn't been on the demand side. >> trading shops with the big banks, they've been riding this rally since the get-go. hedge funds didn't mean the bottom either. when will the individual investor get on board with the rally. our next investor says this month is the time to shine. charles, you might think this indicates the retail investor gets in in a big way, that might be signal a market top. >> it might, but they haven't gotten in. when they put a lot of money in, it usually creates a top. we've seen about $5 billion go in the first three days of march, and now we're starting april. and april is one of the strongest months for in-flows into u.s. equity funds all year. last year $10 billion went in even though t
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >>> and we all have a consumer alert about the beef you eat. the usda says that beef could be filled with pest advisory, vet theiry drugs and heavy metals. cattle producers already screen for bacteria con tam nafnts like e. coli and salmonella and they could soon be testing for chemicals as well. the epa and fda have to set up acceptable levels. -- they already screen for bacteria contaminants. >>> karen gray houston takes a look at the fee for carry-on bag think frustration. >> reporter: aren't you already furious that some airlines are charging you to check your bags? two u.s. senators are trying to block the airlines from taking that to the next level. remember the good old days when air travel was actually fun? >> it used to be easy. you get on, you get your luggage and you go. you check a bag, it was no big deal. >> reporter: after 9-11, everything changed. tighter security and then it cost cash to check your bag at some airlines. just last week, spirit air announced plans to charge for carry-on bags, $4 each way at the gate and $30 if paid in advance starting in august. >> that
CBS
Apr 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
for parents looking to feed their newborns organic formula. the usda is considering banning two very popular synthetic additives which are now allowed in organic baby formula. the additives were allowed during the prosecution. they are the synthetic version of the fatty acids found in breast milk. they say they are perfectly safe but it the move is part of an effort to ensure that organic food is truly organic. >>> if you love spicy foods this is for you. hot peppers produce cap say sin. a substance that turns up the heat in the body and that heat burns up more calories using fat as the fuel. but pepper consumption could be less effective in lean people than those who are obese. >>> researchers studied seven years of medicare claims for 100,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients whose average age was 76. they looked at the use of ct and c.a.t. scans and the research says money maybe a factor. >>> the nationals top draft pick makes his case for getting called up to the majors and tonight will be a disappointment for caps fans as washington fails in a do or die game seven. >>> let's see who is ce
CNBC
Apr 22, 2010 2:00pm EDT
to vote on a bill that rural home buyers can get affordable loan mortgages. the u.s.d.a. has seen the funding triple in the last decade, and it will run out of money if it is not given self-funding. and simon property group will offer an additional $1.5 billion in its bid for general growth properties. for more information go to the realtycheck.cnbc.com. >> for millions of bracket fans -- >> it is fens. >> it is one of the most exciting sports events of the year. next year, the madness will get bigger, and darren rovell is here because clearly these are terms i'm not familiar. >> so, we expected to go from 65 to 95 teams and we think 68, and the nak has caa has approved, b decision of 98 has not been made. one decision has been made, where you will find for it the next decade and beyond. the ncaa announcing that it has agreed to terms with the cbs who has had the tournament since 1982, and they will join forces with turner broadcasting and the games through 2024 and also broadcast on cbs, tbc, and tnt and trutv, and the deal is worth more than $10.8 billion which pans out to a rig
CNBC
Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
. but here's the deal, they should have gone higher. the usda says a lot of farmers have not been thinning their herds as much as expected during this horrific downturn. if you look at the price of milk over the last year, it actually has been down this week as demand for cheese dropped. and this week, the usda is hosting a summit on what to do about the dairy industry, which lost billions as prices collapsed while costs stayed high. now, last summer, we first met brad scott of scott brothers dairy farms of southern california. he lost $1 million in 2009 on his 1,000-cow operation. we caught up with him again this week. here's what he said in 2009 and now. >> there's always been highs and lows, but this one has gone for so long that there has not been a high in milk prices to make up for the long period of lows. a year ago, per milk cow, we were losing $100 per milk cow per month. currently, that's averaging amongst most dairies anywhere between $10 to $25. so, although the spread is less, we're still losing money. >> reporter: now, he says the downturn has wiped out years of equity. the u
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
get people in the usda whose responsibility it is to initiate programs where we can a link young people and farmers and landowners in those conservation programs, the soil and water conservation districts are having the mechanism and the people in each county and they can be the go-between between the landowners in the land linking together. if you say why would farmers want to do that, we could have a scoring system and our crp and wrp and floodplain easement are scored in and only certain ones are funded. the better funded could be the ones for you gain extra points by signing up to allow or encourage and people to experience these lands that are on private land that are being paid a three usda programs. >> jaime, one would assume you're representing really won the first citizens of this country and people that were very well connected to the land and still well-connected but is that true? >> i say it is and let me preface my perspective comes from being raised in the nez per say and the lessons learned and i hope people don't take me to represent the sovereign indian nations b
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. dingell asked you does that usda have the authority to look at animal antibiotics and i believe you said you didn't know or what was your answer to that? >> we said yesterday can't imagine they don't have the authority to do that. there would be no reason why it would prohibit them. >> do you have the authority to look at animal antibiotics? >> i have the authority but not the mandate. that is not the mandate of my institution is to look at animal antibiotics and agricultural issues. >> not the mandate but you seem to have the authority but not a mandate? >> it depends if i authority someone comes in with a grant and wants to do that it likely would get referred to a different agency. >> but you believe the usda does have the authority? >> i do believe that but don't know for sure. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> dr. fauci, mr. shimkus and beinart of the opinion that he wanted to answer a question that you couldn't so what you just answer the question? [laughter] >> is this an extension of my time? >> i was almost going to get to the point as dr. speed and i have said several times there
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of the disease control and prevention i would have to defer to my colleagues at the fda and the usda on those questions. >> i don't see anyone from the fda here in the room. who has authority to do believe kind of research or to fix this level of tolerance or content or the time of which these antibiotics are fed or inserted into animal feed? >> mr. dingell, i would imagine the most important venue to do that would be the u.s. department of agriculture. i mean, that's an obvious question of great importance for <3 -- >> do they have -- do they have the authority? to fix this or not? >> i don't know if i could answer that definitely. i cannot imagine that they don't have the authority to do a study if they would want to do it -- >> it is if they don't have authority and b, they don't use it if they do. now, let me go into some other questions. cdc's overall budget would see a 5% cut. and the antimicrobial resistance program would see a cut of more than 50%. gentlemen, do you think these cuts would negatively impact the work that you're doing related to antibiotic resistance especially support
HLN
Apr 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
the usda will work to quick fix that problem and we did reach out to the beef industry to get a comment no, comment so far because of course we all remember how much they didn't like when oprah talked about beef. >> i was just think being that. jen, thank you. >> the beef industry does not take criticism kindly. >> talk to you soon, about more on that. >>> the surviving two apolo 13 astronauts and the mission's flight directors reunited to mark its 40th anniversary. the mission nearly turned into a disaster when an oxygen tank exploded. one of the men on board, captain james lavelle, talkovell talked happened. >> it took's while, we looked out the window and saw the oxygen explosion going out we knew that we were in deep trouble. >> and the crew used a sock and duct tape to fix the problem and eventually returned safely to earth, thank goodness. >>> there may be more unplaned deaths at the resort where a tv producer's wife was found dead and the deaths could serve as a warning for people traveling to mexico. ♪ >>> 44 minutes past the hour. the mexican resort where the wife of a former "s
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
by the usda so far five times this year. joining me now, a senior captive exotic animal specialist with peta. we should mention ringling brothers circus was invited. they did not want to join us or give us a formal statement but we read your their statement so far. how would you characterize for people looking at it and seeing elephants there, how would you characterize it specifically. >> the video was shot last year during a peta undercover investigation at ringling brothers circus. what you're seeing are elephants who are just about to enter into the performance arena during the show. >> now i can see he's got the whip there and he's hitting the animal. >> the bull hooks. the elephants are routinely hit, poked, prodded with the bull hooks before they enter the arena so they understand they need to behave while they are in the arena or they will suffer the consequences afterwards. >> lisa, i apologize but we're following breaking news in florida. we have to get back to that right now. this is in winter springs. we are expecting to see our first glimpses of 11-year-old nadia bloom who has b
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, there is a lot of usda personnel. there is very few department of housing people in the state of montana. in the opinion of montana citizens, their opinion of the usda is quite high. we do have a lot of issues in those departments. i am just throwing an idea out, given the marvels of technology, i think it makes more sense to put people out in these states so that they can conduct face-to-face interviews, but also taken to appeals by correspondence. at least there are people there in the state. it is that appeals officer and his or her people the sense of that state, too, and it gives them access to people in the state, in montana, or example. i think it is good that people out of washington, d.c. i feel that very strongly. get them out in the country so they can better understand what is going on. >> we do have appeals officers that are outside of washington, dc . >> i am sure, that you do. >> i will come back to you with a more detailed answer. i am not sure what the thought process is, but again, we have a limited amount of resources. >> you do not get my point. you can get those reso
FOX News
Apr 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
by the usda like this one where we are this morning in tucson. as i pull out a frame, you're looking at about 3,000 commercial honey bees, and scientists say these hives are really not buzzing with activity around the country the way they should. they say the problem could be the result of a natural phenomenon, there is evidence that these colony collapses have happened in the past, or it could be a combination of factors like pesticides or other pair sittic bugs or poor nutrition. jon, one thing is clear, as these colonies are shipped around from state to state, commercial honeybees are stressed out and overworked pollinating crops that can't grow without the bees and, of course, crops we can't live without. jon: about a third of our food supply is dependent on bees for pollination? that's got to be cause for alarm. >> reporter: well, no cause for panic just yet, but if this problem persists, there could be a huge impact. here's how one of the lead researchers here put it. >> will we see shortages of food? probably not. certainly not in the near future. because there are sufficient numbers o
NBC
Apr 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
certified organic by oregon tilt which has a lot more stringent standards than the usda does. >> can you buy these? >> it depends, you're not going to find all of these in the supermarket, but certainly a good store, and also go to their websites. this is also from hub, this is their india pale ale. >> can we have some nachos or something? >> we need something. >> julian michaels was here, she wouldn't let me do that. >> but behave to have her try some of these as well. this is totally naked, nothing artificial in it. and this is a much lighter one. so this one is, especially summertime. >> lighter color, but also lighter in its body. >> yes, and lighter in alcohol. >> that's very refreshing. >> this is the one that i was chugging before. >> seriously? it's 8:30 in the morning. >> i thought you left. >> seriously? seriously? i want to do the totally naked. this is a new one? >> yep. >> first you've got to take a whip of the aroma. >> oh, wow. >> what you don't know is when jillian was leaving the studio, i said i have a great idea for "biggest loser." >> i was going to come in and bust your
CBS
Apr 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
goods, there's all kinds of different labels. you want it look for usda organic seal. and that means 95% of the ingredients are organic. they can also say things like made with organic ingredients. that means about 70% of it's organic. and always turn it around and read your label. see what's on there. see about it says whole grain. that means it's and he whole grain. multigrain can still have some processed flour and stuff like that. so read your labels. you want to look for the less amount of ingredients and also things that you can pronounce. >> very good. can i just say, until this moment, i was not prepared for earth day. >> and now you feel prepared? >> now i am. >> so what have you learned? less processed foods and cook more. >> and don't dye your fish. katie lee, thank you very much. you can read more about food labels on our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. maggie? >>> now we'll get you dressed for earth day. when you're shopping for clothes, going green can often mean giving up on style, with you doesn't have to. greta monahan is here to show us how to dress both eco-friendly a
FOX
Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
of sodium and that's equal to 60% of your usda requirement of adults per day. and it's just about the same nutritional content as a big mac, which doesn't have the bread on it. >> and so my question is when you're eating it, don't you get greasy? >> i thought so too. maybe you hold it by the thing it holds. >> and maybe tucker can try it. >> and i have to say, our producer said it's a fat man's dream come true. that's what he said. i don't think it looks good. but don't sue me kfc. >>> but up next, we're looking at the nuclear safety summit bringing more than 40 world leaders here to the district. we'll find out what is at stake here at home and around the world. >>> and the caps wrap up a record setting season. more about the point in the first playoff rounds coming up. >>> and if you can find a kfc in your neighborhood. updating the weather and traffic coming up. i just think it looks messy that's all. 7:27 right now. we'll be right back. and there it is again. the kfc double down. wow, is this... fiber one honey clusters? yes. it's delicious. delicious. i know. but it can't have... can'
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
drugs. that's what the usda says you might be getting in the beef. an audit said the national residue program for cattle has failed to monitor the food supply. screening systems could be adopted but first the fda would have to establish reasonable amounts and recall authority. >> no one is sure who is responsible and that has to get sorted out. >> the problem is compounding day-to-day because of the way factory farming is creating more and more problems. >> animal out in the open can ingest various minerals, arsenic and copper and things out in water streams. >> one of the major concerns with the chemical residues is you cannot get rid of them by cooking them and the heat may make some more harmful. >>> all blacks leave the store. that shocking message made in a new jersey story. a teenager making a comment over the microphone at a store. the girl is facing charges after making the announcement. it follows a similar case where a 16-year-old boy was arrested for making racial comments over the intercom in a wal-mart. >> parents have to teach them better. >> she's 14 years old and usual
HLN
Apr 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
. the usda may ban two synthetic ingredients from the organic formula. companies claim that they can improve brain development and eye sight in babies, but organic advocacy complain because these ingredients are created by using a chemical that is banned in organic production. the usda is not saying the ingredients are unsafe. >>> today's hot viral video is the next alicia keys. this is cindy who is a florida grandmother who recorded "empire state of mind. "now the grandma has become a youtube sensation. she is good. >> i have a new respect for rappers, i'll tell you. it's so fast. you can't even catch your breath, you know. >> do we have the video of her rappi rapping, again. her family wrote the song and she has more than 47,000 hits on youtube. ♪ >> okay, i take back my idea that she was good. she's just entertaining, i guess. hey, grandma will do it. >>> after losing his job, a 58-year-old man went back to school and fulfilled a life-long dream of playing college sports. here's joe carter with more on that. for everyone waking up and feeling like the bones are creaking, hey, we still g
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
? >> you know, the usda concurred with all of the reports' findings, and they've put together what they call an action plan that they're going to put into place, and they're working with the epa and the food and drug administration, to come up with petter coordinated standards and to expand the testing and to try to address some of the specific shortcomings in the program that the inspector general pointed out, so i think there is at least a commitment to do something about it. >> and you're committed to stay on them, right? >> will do. >> all right, peter eisler, "usa today," great report, by the way. don't let their cute faces fool you, not peter. >>> these recruits could one day be part of an elite team to sniff out things in crowded places. they aren't going to a war zone, they're coming to explore places, maybe where you live. (pouring rain) i had a great time. me too. you know, i just got out of a bad relatio... it's okay. thanks. goodnight. goodnight. (door crashes in, alarm sounds) get out! (phone rings) hello? this is rick with broadview security. is everything all right?
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
see the documentary, "food inc.," and then demand that the head of usda be fired. thank you. have a lovely day. host: next up is john javel, virginia. boyd, on a republican line. -- lloyd, on the republican line. caller: i think our nation needs to turn back to god. we have turned away, and i hope everybody has a pencil because i will give them a number for a free dvd. if you learn -- if you turn to matthew chapter 24, you will hear about the earthquakes, in a lot of which are going on now. it will tell you when the end will come. one-800-643-4645, and you can get a free dvd. i appreciate your time. host: that is lloyd, from jones ville, virginia. john byrne, a veteran reporter from london, ithe prime minister vassalage when he was asked in a television interview that he would agree to tell a lie- televise the debates c-span will carry all three of them here and the u.s. here in the u.s.. the format is one we have become accustomed to over a few generations. next to the orange, connecticut. john, democrats line, go ahead, please. caller: i just want to make a short point. when i w
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
futures are up 20% since december. the usda says global beef production is headed for a third year of decline. a boost on tuesday, the biggest owner of the local tv stations including ganett are joining to send contact to mobile devices. they plan to use broadcast airways to transmit the shows. the stations reach 150 million people. >> there is something wrong when cattle sales don't fatten up and the rest of us do. >>> 6:51. the forecast with meteorologist chuck bell. another nice day today. >> good morning. temperatures are in a cool spot this morning. 30s and low 40s, the sun just about ready to break over the cloud bank. 47 with a light northeasterly wind. since march 1st, 45 days, we only had 12 of the last 45 days colder than average. unbelievably mild weather. still we're in first place for our warmest april on record. temperatures, a few spots in the 30s. upper montgomery county in the high 30s, also over toward howard and baltimore. most everybody else in the mid-40s. got to be in store for improving weather picture. the showers from yesterday are long gone on the outer ba
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2010 8:00pm EDT
to my colleagues at the fda and usda. >> who has authority to do this kind of research or to fix this level of tolerance for content or the time in which these antibiotics are fed or inserted into animal feed? >> misters dingell i would imagine the most appropriate venue would be for the u.s. department of agriculture. that is an obvious question of great importance. >> do they have the authority? >> i don't know if i can answer that definitively. i cannot imagine that they don't have the authority to do a study if they would want to do at. >> i would imagine that they do have authority and the mac, that they don't use it if they do. let me go into some other questions. the cdc's overall budget would see a 5% cut in the antimicrobial resistance program would see a cut of more than 50% gentlemen, do you think these cuts would negatively impact the work you are doing related to antibiotic resistance, especially support for state and local surveillance prevention and control efforts and to get smart campaign and? >> mr. dingell we are committed to doing as much as we can. >> that is
CSPAN
Apr 13, 2010 2:00am EDT
designed to help them buy digital to analog converter boxes. $103 million from usda rural development programs and $44 million from the transportation department's consumer assistance recycle and save program. to offset the costs of a different spending bill. the senate should likewise find a way to offset this one-month extension bill and create a sustainable precedent. the senate could start with federal unobligated balances. according to the white house, in fiscal year 2011, 33% of all federal funds were unused and obligated. the total dollar amount of these unobligated balances was estimated at $703 billion. rescinding only discretionary funding that has been available for more than two years would result in $100 billion in offsetable costs. the senate could also tap into $228 billion in unobligated stimulus funds, as chairman obey has suggested. at the very least, congress should reconsider transferring the almost $100 billion -- correction, $100 million budget increase it approved for itself in the 2010 to offset the cost of additional spending. congress should not be increasing
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